The FIFA World Cup trophy contains 11 pounds (6,175 grams) of 18 karat gold, which equates to 4,927 grams of pure gold. Today's spot price for gold is $1,226.50 per troy ounce, and since a troy ounce is equal to 31.1034768 grams, it follows that the current intrinsic value of the trophy is $194,285.85 ([4,927 / 31.1034768] * 1,226.50). However, I suspect that the various national teams now competing for the trophy in South Africa would probably pay a premium for this chunk of gold!
Source: FIFA Trophies
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